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Head and Neck Cancer Patients at Risk of Cognitive Problems Following Treatment (January 8, 2018)

CancerConnect News: Patients who survive head and neck cancer may be more likely to experience declines in mental function according to the results of a recent study. The findings are drawn from cognitive... Continue Reading

Ulixertinib A First-in-class ERK Inhibitor Shows Early Efficacy in Patients With Advanced Cancers (January 8, 2018)

CancerConnect News: The novel ERK1/2 kinase inhibitor ulixertinib displayed an acceptable safety profile and had clinical activity in patients whose cancers had mutations in the MAPK cell-signaling pathway,... Continue Reading

First Line Combination Therapy Improves Progression-Free Survival In Advanced Lung Cancer (January 8, 2018)

A recently reported study confirms that combination therapy using the “checkpoint inhibitor” Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) and chemotherapy as first line treatment for advanced non-squamous non-small-cell... Continue Reading

Start 2018 Right: Plan for Cancer Screening and Save Lives! (January 5, 2018)

Screening guidelines should initiate conversations with your healthcare team.  Charles H Weaver MD, Editor CancerConnect CancerConnect News: The goal of cancer screening is to find disease at early stages... Continue Reading

FDA Grants Approval to Cabometyx for First-Line Treatment of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (January 5, 2018)

CancerConnect News: The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the kinase inhibitor Cabometyx (cabozantinib) for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer). The approval... Continue Reading

Long Term Follow Up Shows Durability of Jakafi® Response in Patients with Polycythemia Vera (December 27, 2017)

CancerConnect News: Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) was initially reported to help patients with polycythemia vera (PV) maintain hematocrit control more effectively than the best available therapy at the 56th American... Continue Reading

Oral Contraceptive Use Still Linked to Breast Cancer (December 27, 2017)

Women who rely on birth control pills or contraceptive devices that release hormones face a small but significant increase in the risk for breast cancer, according to a large study published in the New... Continue Reading

Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer: 10 Tips on How to Get The Most From Your Doctor (December 26, 2017)

1) Choose Your Doctor Carefully Surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists are the primary doctors involved with pancreatic cancer and often work in collaboration. Pick your primary oncologist... Continue Reading

Diagnosed with Gastric Cancer: 10 Tips on How to Get The Most From Your Doctor (December 21, 2017)

1) Choose Your Doctor Carefully Surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists are the primary doctors involved with gastric cancer and often work in collaboration. Pick your primary oncologist... Continue Reading

What to Tell Children when Facing a Diagnosis of Cancer (December 14, 2017)

If you have children in your life, you already know that they tend to be creatures of habit who rely on their daily routine. There may be unexpected changes in their routine with your fight against cancer,... Continue Reading

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